UPDATE
By-Elections: NA 255

The unofficial results of NA 255 by-election in Landhi, Karachi

23 June 2003

BY-ELECTION: NA 255, KARACHI

RESULTS
  MQM
Muttahida Quami Movement
MMA
Muttahida Majlis-e-Amal, Alliance of 6 religious fanatical parties. Supported by PPP (Pakistan Peoples Party) (Benazir Bhutto Group)
H.T.G
Haqiqi Terrorists Group + Supported by 19 political parties alliance ARD (Alliance for Restoration of Democracy)
Votes 78,472 17,840 877

Governor Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad has been assigned to serve the people of Sindh and now Dr. Farooq Sattar has been given the task to cure the pains of deprived people of Landhi and Korangi: Altaf Hussain
The MQM leader Mr. Altaf Hussain said that Dr. Ishrat Ul Ebad was assigned to Sindh and now Dr. Farooq Sattar has been given the task to cure the pains of deprived people of Landhi and Korangi...
Complete Detail  

MQM will prove an asset for the country if allowed to play its role in true sense of word: Altaf Hussain
The MQM leader Mr. Altaf Hussain in his address in Landhi, Korangi conveyed to the policy makers, army generals and the establishment that MQM is a positive strong force that could not be crushed after years of sustained operation...
Complete Detail

Click here for details
Click here for full details

TERRORISTS SHOT DEAD ONE MQM WORKER IN LANDHI
Karachi, 23 June 2003
The terrorists shot dead MQM worker Anam Hussain Mohsin son of Mohammad Mohsin 31 years old bachelor, and seriously injured Mohammad Naeem In Landhi, Karachi.  The two workers were engaged in transporting voters in NA-255, by-election of National Assembly seat.
In the afternoon when Anam and Naeem were returning after dropping the voters at the polling station in Landhi Unit 87, the terrorists in a Charade car opened fire at them.  They were both taken to Jinnah Hospital where Anam succumbed to his injuries and Naeem has some injuries and his condition is critical.  

Photographs of MQM's injured workers

Photographic glimpses of By-election NA 255, Karachi on 23 June 2003


Polling for NA-255 bye-election peacefully continues The News (Updated at 1100 PST)

Polling for bye-election in NA-255 begins: KARACHI, June 23: Polling started today for the bye-election in National Assembly constituency NA-255 covering the Landhi-Korangi area...

12.45 p.m., PST
At Daud Crossing polling station in Quaidabad a phony MMA Polling Agent was apprehended. He had no identity card.

12.05 p.m., PST
Increase in crowd at the MQM polling camps.

11.55 a.m., PST
When the MQM Candidate Dr. Farooq Sattar accompanied with Senator Baber Ghori and MQM member National Assembly Dr Amir Liaquat arrived at Quaidabad, they were hackled and verbally abused by the MMA supporters.

10.30 a.m., PST
Peaceful polling continue.

10.00 a.m., PST
Large Crowd gathering in Landhi, Korangi, Quaidabad and other areas to participate in the by-election.

9.15 a.m., PST
Crowd reported at MQM polling camps.

8.55 a.m., PST
Polling commenced. Report of some missing pooling lists.

8.50 a.m., PST
Voters have started arriving to cast their vote.

8.45 a.m., PST
The polling staff has not arrived at the stations by 8.45 a.m.
Total number of voters in the constituency are 248,449. 
In this by-election there are 149 polling stations and 662 polling booths.
384 polling booths are allocated for male voters whereas 314 for female voters.

Audio Songs:
Bolo Bolo Altaf... AaO MeraY SanG SanG A MeraY SathiooN ApnE HaI YeH PehchaN HamarA RehbaR HathooN MaiN DaalaY HaatH Iss PerchaM KaY SaaE TalaY NeelaY GagaN Mohar Laganay JayeNgai... Kyon Na Kyon Na Jeay Sindh KehaN...
Ho Altaf Aagaya Maidan Main Ho Jamalo... Manzil-e-Haq Ko Payeengay... Ho Ho Quaid Mera Altaf Hai...

Related Links:

Complete photographic glimpses and election campaign in NA 255, No-Go-Area NOW Go-Area, Landhi, Karachi, Pakistan on 21 June 2003

Minute by Minute Reports - Elections 2002 (10-10-2002)
Muttahida can solve problems, says Sattar The Dawn
Deputy convener of the Muttahida Qaumi Movement and its candidate for NA-255 by-election, Dr Farooq Sattar, has said that if the tax collected from Karachi over the past ten years...
Sattar slams MMA's attitude to women
'Rehabilitation of terrorism-hit areas soon' The News
Fear in Landhi subsiding, says Farooq Sattar